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Ex Cellar buys Oddbins

Published:  05 August, 2008

Specialist wine and food retailer Ex Cellar has bought off-licence chain Oddbins for an undisclosed sum.

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Spain poised to overtake France as world's number one wine producer by 2015

Published:  04 August, 2008

French wine production is set to decline from seven billion bottles a year, recorded between 2000 and 2004, to 5.9 billion in 2015, according to a new report.

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Scots class alcohol as more dangerous than heroin

Published:  04 August, 2008

A poll carried out by the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2007 found over half (51%) of respondents said alcohol caused the most harm to society, compared to only 22% naming heroin and 9% tobacco.

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All Bar One offers "limited edition" rosés of the world

Published:  04 August, 2008

All Bar One, the bar chain owned by Mitchells & Butlers, has started offering a "Limited Edition wines list" to customers, starting this week with a selection of rosé wines.

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Diageo launches Smirnoff Moscow Mule campaign

Published:  04 August, 2008

Diageo will this month launch a new programme for Smirnoff vodka in Great Britain, designed "to promote exciting new ways of serving and drinking the UK's number one spirit" with Schweppes mixers.

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Wines in the Press: Of sherry, spittoons and sparkling wines...

Published:  04 August, 2008

Jane MacQuitty sings the praises of fino and manzanilla, Joanna Simon discusses her spittoon technique, Anthony Rose visits Cahors and Tim Atkins gets busy with his wand.

Meanwhile, Andrew Jefford discusses the plan to increase Champagne's grape-growing area, and Susy Atkins is on the pomegranate juice.

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BII attacks KPMG alcohol report

Published:  01 August, 2008

The BII has finally responded to the KPMG report that criticised industry responsible drinking codes for being toothless.

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Italian hotel offers £10,000 wine tours

Published:  01 August, 2008

A five-star hotel in Italy is offering £10,000-a-throw tours of the Ornellaia and Brunello wine-growing regions.

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New vacuum system for wines by the glass

Published:  01 August, 2008

Small- and medium-sized businesses in the on trade now have an affordable way of preserving wines sold by the glass, a company is claiming.

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Diageo ups stake in Chinese spirits group

Published:  01 August, 2008

Diageo has bought an additional 6% stake in Chinese white spirits company Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group (Quanxing), increasing its ownership in the business to 49%.

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Bottlegreen re-launching World Domaine range

Published:  01 August, 2008

Drinks manufacturer Bottlegreen is re-launching its World Domaine organic grape drinks under the Bottlegreen label.

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InBev set to increase wholesale prices

Published:  01 August, 2008

Rises in energy, packaging and transport costs has forced InBev UK to implement a hike in its wholesale prices.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars issues scam warning

Published:  01 August, 2008



A trade alert has been issued by Berkmann Wine Cellars about a potential scam to defraud wine companies.

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Bacardi opens retail store, launches reserve rum

Published:  31 July, 2008

Bacardi has opened its first retail store.

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ThirtyFifty wine tastings head for Australia

Published:  31 July, 2008

Wine expert ThirtyFifty is building on its UK success by launching a wine-tasting business in Australia.

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Finca Las Moras adds new premium wine range

Published:  31 July, 2008

Finca Las Moras has launched a new premium wine, the Las Moras Gran Shiraz 3 Valleys.

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Bordeaux Index names greatest wines

Published:  31 July, 2008

Premier fine wine trader Bordeaux Index has released its list of the greatest wines.

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Cavit turns to screwcap for its SanVigilio range

Published:  31 July, 2008

Leading Trentino producer Cavit has turned to screwcap closures for its SanVigilio range.

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Wine riding high despite beer sales drop

Published:  30 July, 2008

Sales of wine are holding out in the on and off-trade despite beer sales falling by 10%, according to the Academy of Food & Wine.

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Coors Light repackaged with Rocky Mountain look

Published:  29 July, 2008

Coors Light have put ice-cold, Rocky Mountain refreshment at the forefront of their latest advertising campaign with the launch of new look 'cold activated' packaging.

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